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Backyard Summer Game Ideas

Posted in Dream Blue by  •  06/23/2017

Take advantage of the extra daylight and cooler evening weather while you can and play some backyard games with family and friends! Or, if taking it easy is your goal, venture outside to relax and enjoy the fresh evening air. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling. Bocce Ball. Also known as lawn bowling, this...

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6 Pool Safety Tips

Posted in Dream Blue by  •  06/23/2017

Put on the goggles and enjoy the health and recreational benefits of swimming in your pool. The history of swimming goes back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who built artificial pools for athletic training, nautical games and military exercises. There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful summer day than by...

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Flag Day this week marked 240 years of Old Glory. Since the flag’s adoption by Congress on June 14, 1777, its design has been modified 27 times, with President Eisenhower ordering the current 50-star version of our flag in 1959. Symbolizing independence and solidarity, the Stars and Stripes are a powerful reminder...

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Father’s Day is just around the corner – your chance to say, “Thanks for all the Dad-ing” with one perfect gift. But let’s face it, it’s hard to find the right present for someone who has everything or insists he doesn’t need anything. The best route is also the simplest: Choose a gift that reflects...

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Is your once-perfect home suddenly feeling a little less than ideal? Are you longing for another bedroom, a dedicated home office or space for the kids to hang out with their friends? Maybe your family has grown since you bought your current home, or perhaps you’ve adopted a dog and would love a large, fenced yard...

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About 3.5 million students are expected to graduate from high school during the next few weeks, says the National Center for Education Statistics.  After leaving the nest, it’s normal for a bout of homesickness in the first few months at college. Dormitory life doesn’t have to cause angst for those students who...

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Simple steps can avoid complicated and costly headaches when you’re not home. Vacation is a time to leave your worries behind, but a nagging thought that you forgot something at home can ruin the best of vacations. Take these simple steps to prevent things from going awry while you’re away from home. Two weeks...

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Your house hunt has begun. You’ve saved some money, met with a mortgage lender to get preapproved and are ready to start looking. But how will you know when you’ve found the right one? Here are some factors to consider when making your decision. Location, location, location. There’s a reason this saying is so...

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Looking for ways to show the moms in your life how much they are truly appreciated and loved this Mother’s Day?  Whether it’s your mom, stepmom, grandma or like-a-mom, here are five easy tips to make this a memorable holiday for the ladies in your life. Above all else, remember this day is dedicated to mothers,...

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4 Tips for Homebuyers

Posted in Buying a Home, Dream Blue by  •  05/05/2017

Buying a house can be a long process. Approaching it correctly from the start can save a lot of time and effort, and improve your chances of securing your dream home. When you’re ready to start looking at properties here are some tips to keep in mind: First, before you set out on your search, take the time to obtain...

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